March 4, 2022, by Lisa Chin

Join our Research Supervisor Series

Support for research supervisors

The University is committed to developing and maintaining the highest standards in doctoral supervision. As part of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) requirements for all postgraduate research (PGR) supervisors to attend supervisory training sessions, we at the the Graduate School have put together some of the most relevant topics to support your research supervision.

Research Supervisor Series

This series of seminars and talks is aimed at University staff involved in research supervision of masters and doctoral students. They cover topics that are essential for MQA requirements and also have been highlighted by supervisors as areas where they would like more advice and practice-sharing opportunities.

1. Introduction to doctoral programme

Friday 25 March 2022
10am – 12nn


In this panel sharing session, we will have Professor Andy Chan, Interim Vice-Provost for Research and Knowledge Exchange; Dr Sumit Mandal, Associate Professor at the School of Politics, History and International Relations; and Professor Kuan Hon Lim, Professor at the School of Pharmacy, to provide an introductory overview of research supervision, doctoral frameworks and regulations at University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM).

Learning outcomes

    • Understand the research supervisory practice at UNM and adopt the use of best practices in pedagogical approaches and supervisory styles

    • Understand your roles and responsibilities as a supervisor

    • Identify areas of your supervisory skills that need further development

Target audience

All research supervisors, especially those who are new to doctoral supervision at UNM.

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Upcoming sessions

The *tentative list of upcoming sessions is as follows:

2. Responding to postgraduate students in difficulty & managing complaints
29 April 2022, 10am – 12nn
Dr Maniam Kaliannan, Associate Dean of Graduate School and Associate Professor at the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)

3. Introduction to UNM’s Quality Manual expectations for PGRs
24 June 2022, 10am – 12nn
Dr Michelle Tan, Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

4. The art of supervision
29 July 2022, 10am – 12nn
Dr Jessica Price, Associate Professor at the School of Psychology and Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning at the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FOSE)

5. Attracting & appointing strong doctoral candidates
26 August 2022, 10am – 12nn
Dr Kean Wah Lee, Associate Professor at the School of Education

6. The role of the internal examiner
30 September 2022, 10am – 12nn
Professor Chung-Lim Law, Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering (FOSE)

7. Managing postgraduate research students’ progress
28 October 2022, 10am – 12nn
Professor Pau-Loke Show, Professor at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

8. Contemporary issues in supervising research students
25 November 2022, 10am – 12nn
Professor Steve Janssen, Head of School of Psychology

The full details will be made available in due course. For any query or more information, please email to

*We have made every effort to ensure that the information in this advert was accurate when published. Please note, however, that the nature of the content means that it is subject to change from time to time, and you should therefore consider the information to be guiding rather than definitive.

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